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What are Your Top Favorite Comic Book Films?

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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Joshua_Y



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Posted February 18 2003 - 01:59 AM

Post 5 or 10 or whatever. Which ones do you think are the best? 1. Superman The Movie 2. Daredevil 3. The Crow 4. Superman 2 5. X-Men 6. Batman (89) 7. Batman Returns 8. Unbreakable 9. Road to Perdition 10. Ghost World 11. From Hell 12. Blade 2 13. Rocketeer 14. Spiderman

#2 of 26 OFFLINE   Angelo.M



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Posted February 18 2003 - 02:43 AM

None of the above... My favorite: Unbreakable, because I define 'comic book movie' at bit more broadly.

#3 of 26 OFFLINE   Jacinto


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Posted February 18 2003 - 03:45 AM

The ones that I've liked: 1) Superman 2) The Rocketeer (the most faithful in "feel" of all comic book adaptations) 3) The Shadow 4) Superman 2 5) Batman Returns 6) X-Men 7) Men in Black (WAY better than the comic) 8) The Mask 9) Spiderman 10) Batman 11) The Crow (solid film; I just wasn't ever a fan of the character...) 12) The Phantom (so sue me; I enjoyed it) 13) Daredevil (by far my favorite super-hero; don't feel they did him justice) Not a film, but the Flash TV show was better than half of these films... I'd call Unbreakable a Super-hero movie, but not necessarily a comic book movie. If I counted it, it'd be in the top 5 for sure.
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#4 of 26 OFFLINE   Chris Atkins

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Posted February 18 2003 - 04:14 AM

1. Batman 2. Superman 3. Batman Returns 4. Dick Tracy 5. Spider-Man 6. X-Men 7. Superman II EDIT: forgot about Dick Tracy.

#5 of 26 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted February 18 2003 - 04:18 AM

1) Batman Returns 2) Batman (1989) 3) Spider-Man 4) Superman 5) X-Men 6) Superman II While I liked Blade and Men In Black a lot, I left them off the list just because I never read the comics on which they were based. Yeah, that's an arbitrary distinction that I made up on my own, but it seems more sensible to only choose flicks whose source material I knew...
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#6 of 26 OFFLINE   James T

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Posted February 18 2003 - 04:24 AM

MSN's top comic movies

These are my picks

1. The Crow
2. Superman
3. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
4. Spider-man
5. X-Men

#7 of 26 OFFLINE   TheLongshot



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Posted February 18 2003 - 04:26 AM

1. Superman 2. Spiderman 3. Blade 4. X-Men 5. The Crow 6. Unbreakable 7. The Mask (Even if it wasn't as dark as the book...) 8. The Rocketeer 9. Batman 10. The Shadow (Really underrated...) 11. The Heroic Trio I haven't seen Daredevil yet, so I don't know how that ranks...

#8 of 26 OFFLINE   JonZ


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Posted February 18 2003 - 04:42 AM

1. Superman The Movie 2. Akira 3. Spiderman 2 4. X-Men 2 5. Unbreakable 6. The Rocketeer 7. Dick Tracy 8. Superman 2 9. Daredevil Dir Cut 10.The Hulk

#9 of 26 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted February 18 2003 - 05:54 AM

1) Superman The Movie 2) Superman II 3) Batman (1989) 4) Batman Returns 5) Blade 6) Blade II 7) X-Men 8) Spiderman

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#10 of 26 OFFLINE   ChuckDeLa



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Posted February 18 2003 - 07:41 AM

What about Ghost World?

#11 of 26 OFFLINE   Jim_K


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Posted February 18 2003 - 08:03 AM

thinking in terms of spandex here Posted Image

1. Superman The Movie - not my fav comic as a kid but the movie is a class act.
2. Batman Returns - very underrated IMO
3. X-Men - fav comic as a kid
4. Batman 1989
5. Spider-man - (soft spot) 2nd fav comic as a kid.
6. Blade - a little better than average
7. Superman 2 - had potential

Others I'd rank highly but don't qualify

Conan The Barbarian - was based on the original RE Howard short stories not the comic book
Robocop - comic-book like but based on no actual comic
Darkman - see above
Unbreakable - ditto
Road To Perdition - no spandex! Posted Image
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#12 of 26 OFFLINE   Rain



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Posted February 18 2003 - 08:17 AM


Superman (Despite the cover art, there is no such film as "Superman The Movie" :P) )
Ghost World


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#13 of 26 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted February 18 2003 - 09:17 AM

1. Superman/Superman II don't feel like deciding 2. Batman 3. The Crow 4. Batman Returns 5. X-Men 6. Blade 7. Spiderman If Unbreakable was based on a comic, it would be #4. WORST COMIC MOVIE EVER Judge Dredd Comic Movie's I would most like to see, but only if they're done well (of course) Grendel Dr. Strange Hellblazer (though from what I've heard, it has high suckability potential) Weird War Groo could be a cool if someone like Terry Gilliam directed
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#14 of 26 OFFLINE   sheldon M.

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Posted February 18 2003 - 08:38 PM

Superman X-Men Daredevil Spiderman Superman 2

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Posted February 19 2003 - 03:52 AM


Superman the movie -it will be very hard for any movie to surpass this one for me, seeing it as a kid on the big screen, the great johnny Willams score, and the witty and reverent script- a class act all the way
but close behind is

X-men - a film i find narratively stronger and stronger everytime i see it, and blessed with some wonderful actors
who take the material seriously.
from the looks of it, the sequel should be just as good if not better (i don't want to get my hopes up too much, i felt seriously burned by Superman II)

Spider-man -had been #2, but further viewings have pointed out some debilitating weaknesses to me now ( most notably the lack of chemistry between Dunst and Maguire, and a far less frightening than it should have been incarnation of GG)

The Rocketeer-very good adaptation of the source, although i have to wonder whether being produced by Disney was a help or hinderence.


Ghost world- watched his for the second time this morning and loved it even more.

although i'm a lifelong comic book geek, after these i've hated just about every other comic book film.

#16 of 26 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted February 19 2003 - 09:29 AM

Superman: The Movie is by far the greatest comic book movie ever. EVERYTHING fell into place just right into this movie. Sure, the ending is irrational...but since when do comic books have to have rational endings? Spider-Man is a good movie, too. It's a shame they killed off the villan in the first movie, but it's still fun. Batman is only OK...and the sequels are unwatchable. Batman & Robin should have been on Mystery Science Theater 3000's series finale, so it would give an excuse for Mike & The Bots to commit suicide.

#17 of 26 OFFLINE   JenB



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Posted February 19 2003 - 11:29 AM

16 Comic Book Movies that I greatly enjoyed in alphabetical order:

Batman (89)
Batman Returns
Flash Gordon (1980)
Men in Black
Superman 2
Tank Girl-I am surprised that no one mentioned this one yet since I thought that it was a whole lot of fun to watch. Posted Image
The Crow
The Mask
The Phantom
The Shadow

I look forward to seeing Daredevil soon.

#18 of 26 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted February 19 2003 - 11:37 AM

Wow! I can't believe no one's mentioned the ultimate comic book hero.

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#19 of 26 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted February 19 2003 - 01:04 PM

I've combined Superhero Flicks with some random Comic* Adaptations. So there.

(*in book or strip form)

The Very Good

Batman Returns
Flash Gordon
Ghost World

The Pretty Darn Good

The Addams Family

Batman (1989)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
The Crow
Dick Tracy
From Hell
The Mask
The Mask of Zorro
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
Road to Perdition
The Rocketeer
Snoopy Come Home
Superman 2

The Not Half Bad

Blade 2
Bon Voyage Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Creepshow 2
Fritz the Cat
Heavy Metal
Hero at Large
Josie and the Pussycats
Men in Black
Mystery Men
Swamp Thing
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Toxic Avenger

The Pretty Darn Bad

Addams Family Values
Batman Forever
Bordello of Blood
Demon Knight
Dennis the Menace
The Fantastic Four
Fist of the North Star
The Guyver
Howard the Duck
The Phantom
The Return of Swamp Thing
Richie Rich
The Shadow
Superman 3

The Downright Freakin' Awful

Barb Wire
Batman & Robin
Brenda Starr
Captain America
Heavy Metal 2000
Judge Dredd
Men in Black 2
The Meteor Man
Pootie Tang
The Punisher
Superman 4: The Quest for Peace
Tank Girl
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret of the Ooze
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3

#20 of 26 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted February 19 2003 - 02:57 PM


That's all I can remember off the bat that I really like.

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